I'm a workaholic. I admit it. Honestly, I love my job and enjoy strategizing new ways to grow my business. After all, owning a bath and body company is my dream job.
There are times, however, when I completely hit the wall; when my brain is begging me to do something entirely different. It's akin to having writer's block. That's when I know that it's time to take a trip or a class to learn something new.
Today I'm writing this post from sunny Sanibel Island. While it is rainy and in the 30s back home in Boston, it's 88 degrees, tropical and balmy here. Feet in the sand. Drink in my hand. Four days of complete bliss.
My resolve from sunny Florida is to make time every few weeks when I get back home to take a day trip and refresh. It is inspiring; it breeds creativity. I am already refreshed and renewed. My creative juices have been flowing on Sanibel and Captiva islands here in Florida, and I can't wait to get these new ideas implemented when I get home.
The weather here reminds me of Cape Cod in late July and early August. The traffic on Sanibel at times reminds me of Route 28 on the Cape. I know that it will only be a few short months in Massachusetts before the tourists will come in droves too, just like the mecca that comes to southwest Florida.
So stayed tuned for some exciting announcements from Back Porch Soap Company. I have new products, new classes and much more in store for my wonderful customers. And while in Florida I've picked up new boutiques and resorts to carry my line of sea-inspired bath and body products. Time to go home and make seashell soaps galore!
Sometimes it's easier to stay with the daily grind. But in the long run your body, soul, mind and spirit will thank you for a refreshing break, whatever that is for you.
My wish for you is that you take time and be good to yourself. Especially if you tend to be a workaholic like me. Take a day trip, plan a special vacation getaway, or find a class that sparks your interest.
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